Maior de Mendoza, S.L.

P.O. Box 101, 36600 Villagarcia de Arosa
Rua de Xiabre, 58, 36613 Villagarcia de Arosa
Spain

Telephone +34 986 5088-96
Fax +34 986 5079-24
MaiordeMendoza@hotmail.es

This company is co-exhibitor of
ICEX Espana Exportacion e Inversiones

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  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.24  Spain
  • 01.01.24.44  Rías Baixas

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Product category: Rías Baixas

Maior de Mendoza On Lees

Albariño on lees 2015

Origin of the grape
The grapes are cultivated in the privately-owned “Coto de Xiabre” (2,3 has.) and “Rectoral de Padrenda” (7,91 has.), vineyards situated in the sub-zone of the Salnes Valley within the “Rías Baixas” Denomination of Origin. The vines are 37 years old.

There is 3 has. Controlled vineyard (1,6 has. are 40 years old and 1,43 has. are 35 years old, and this also lies within the Salnes sub-zone.

Vintage
Pruning took place during the months of December and January. After the flowering in June, superfluous shoots were trimmed. Throughout the summer, the crops were thinned and excessive individual branches were cut. To favour maximum exposure to the sun canopies were trimmed in August. During the ripening period a detailed analysis of plots kept check on the levels of acidity and sugar in the grapes. The harvest took place between September, the 11th and the 28th, finding
the optimum level of maduration for each plot. All this works are made by hand.

Elaboration
Grapes were collected in 20 kg boxes; and stored in a refrigerated lorry whilst inside the vineyard and immediately transported to the Wine Cellar where cold pelicular maceration was applied on an average of 10 hours.

Alcoholic fermentation took place over 21 days at a controlled temperature (16ºC-18ºC).
Maturing on fine lees was carried out for a minimum of three months. Partial malolactic fermentation applied aiming at all times to reach required acidity levels.

Tasting
With a bright straw-colored yellow, this albariño is full of fresh varietal perfumes, like white flowers and fruits like apple, peach, pear or citrics, with a wide range of balsamic reminders and fine toasted nuances. In the mouth is very elegant, wide and silky. It´s also fresh, broad and long, with great minerality from its granitic origin. Very juicy and expressive, will have a long life in the bottle.

Recommendations
Storage temperature should not exceed 18º or 20ºC and should never be exposed to the sun, avoiding in all cases sudden changes of temperature.

Suitable as an accompaniment to hors d´oeuvres, shellfish, fish, rice dishes, white meats and oriental cuisine.

It should be served at a recommended temperature of 10 to 12ºC.

Alcoholic content: 12% by volume
Total acidity: 6,9 gr/l (in tartario)
Residual sugar: 3 gr/l

Bottle capacity: 150cl.(Magnum), 75cl, 50cl
Supplied in: Cases of 6 bottles

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Product category: Rías Baixas

3 Crianzas

Origin of the Grape
Finca "El Hórreo", a private vineyard, Iying in the Saines Valley, within the "Rias Baixas" Origin Denomination. The stock is over 30 years old, the yield is roughly 6,000 kgrs/ha, and no penetrating or systemic products or herbicides are used in the care of the grapes.

Vintage
The vines are pruned in December and January. After blooming in June, superfluous and secondary shoots are cut off. Superfluous leaves are taken off in July. Other leaves are removed in August to let more sunlight in. While the grapes mature, analyses are carried out to measure sugar and acid levels.

Harvest is manual and took place on September, in cases of 20 kgrs.

Elaboration
Cold (8°C) ski n maceration was carried out at the winery for 9 hours, and then the grapes were gently pressed.

Alcoholic fermentation lasted 21 days at a controlled temperature of 17°C. Fine lees ageing then too k place for 9 months. Furlher ageing then too k place for 5 months in a stainless steel tank and a furlher 5 months in bottles before going to market.

Tasting
The "3 Crianzas" from this wine reflect its personality: pale yellow with brilliant gold, mature and sweet, proud of its aroma and fru ity taste. A mineral taste in the mouth.

3 chords in harmony for a wine of great liveliness, structure and a lingering afterlaste which confirms its olfactory aspect in the mouth after swallowing.

Recommendations
Storage temperature should not exceed 18° or 20°C and should never be exponed to the sun, avoiding in all cases sud den changes of temperature. Suitable as an accompaniment to hors d'oeuvres, shellfish, fish, rice, dishes, White meats and oriental cuisine.

It should be served at a recommended temperature of 10 to 12°C.

Bottle capacity: 75cl.
Supplied in: Cases of 6 bottles.

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Product category: Rías Baixas

Carbonic Maceration

Origin of the grape
Own vineyard located in the Saines Valley sub-zone within the "Rías Baixas". Denomination of Origin, 30 year-old vines.

Vintage
Pruning took place in the month of December. After the flowering in June, superfluous shoots were trimmed. Throughout the summer, the crops were thinned and excessive individual branches were cut by hand. To favour maximum exposure to the sun canopies were trimmed in August. During the ripening period a detailed analysis of plots kept check on the levels of acidity and sugar in the grapes. The harvest took place the October 3th and the weather conditions were hot.

Elaboration
Grapes were collected in 20 kg boxes; and then loaded into a mechanically refrigerated lorry so that they could be immediately taken to the Wine Gellar where grapes were submitted to carbonic maceration for 10 hours at OOG with G02.

Alcoholic fermentation lasted 20 days at a controlled temperature of 16°G.

No malolactic fermentation was carried out, since the acidity level of the harvested grapes was optimal.

Tasting
With a pale straw colour and intense green hues, this wine exudes a distinctive, youthful nose: fresh fruit, zesty citrus, freshly cut grass .. . The palate raises this freshness with a crisp acidity and a pleasing mid-palate that lends a harmonious structure to this "nouveau".

Recomendations
Storage temperature should not exceed 18° or 200G and should never be exponed to the sun, avoiding in all cases sud den changes of temperature.

Suitable as an accompaniment to hors d'oeuvres, shellfish, fish, rice, dishes, White meats and oriental cuisine.

It should be served at a recommended temperature of 10 to 12°G.

Alcoholic content: 12,8% by volume.
Total acidity: 7,4 gr/l (in tartaric)
Residual sugar: 1,5 gr/l

Bottle capacity: 75cl
Supplied in: Cases of 12 bottles.

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About us

Company details

Maior de Mendoza S.L. is a family business founded by José Barros Cuervo, one of the pioneers in the Albariño world. In the beginning the winery marketed its wines locally, but the dynamism has been continuous and it is now present in 15 countries and receives awards in the most prestigious wine competitions worldwide.

Although, these days, it is one of the references of the Rías Baixas Denomination of Origin, Maior de Mendoza holds on to its family business roots and values with a corporate culture based on our passion for the Albariño variety and aiming to always present it at its very best.

This is the commitment of the technical staff led by Cristina Mantilla, one of the most important oenologists in the country and one of the people who best understands the Albariño variety.

Each one of our wines is produced through different vinification
processes, continuing the differentiation of work carried out on the vineyards throughout the year to create wines with their own hints and characters, although all are from the Albariño variety.

We use local traditional vinification with malolactic fermentation for Fulget; we also use modern vinification of macerating at 0ºC with “dry ice”: Maior de Mendoza Carbonic Maceration.

But there is no doubt that the process that has made us famous and different from the rest of the Rías Baixas DO is the use of lees, in which we have been pioneers, a technique we have been applying since our first harvest, when it was almost unknown in Galicia. Over three months we produce the greatest wine of the house aged on the lees: Maior de Mendoza and we also age on the lees the Maior de Mendoza 3 Crianzas, in this case for 9 months.

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